A graduate is a fixed-term, entry-level position offered by mining companies to University or TAFE graduates (typically those who have graduated in the last few years), for one to two years, and is designed to ease the process of going from full-time study into the workforce.
Following completion of a Graduate Program, companies may transition graduates to fill permanent positions, as they bring with them an already strong understanding of the business and its workplace culture, with a broad range of experience across the organisation, and a demonstrated commitment to its values.
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Open for 2021 Intake: Northern Star’s Graduate Program is a multi-discipline two-year tenure which aims to ensure that individuals understand the Company’s operational model. Training is divided into two sections: general and discipline specific components. Disciplines include Mining Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Survey, Geology and Metallurgy.
Graduates who successfully complete the Program will have the opportunity to become future department managers and technical experts for not only Northern Star, but the wider industry.
Gold Fields’ Graduate Program offers tailored mentoring, technical development, open-pit or underground experience and role specific training with an annual graduate and vacation student intake at the end of quarter one for the following year. The Program is open to graduates in Mining Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geology and Metallurgy.
Open for 2022 Intake: AngloGold Ashanti Australia offers 2-year structured graduate programmes, based on best practice within the career paths associated with each discipline and provide opportunities to work at both our open pit and underground mines. Programmes are tailored to match your career interest with our business opportunities, developing your technical capability under the mentorship of experienced professionals while also developing you as a leader. As a graduate, you complete real work while we support your development and career progression.
Open for 2022 Intake: Evolution Mining’s two-year structured Program develops Graduates by building your knowledge base, skills and experience across the business, and placing you into a meaningful role at the end of the Program, with a desire to see you as future leaders of the business.
Following a two-year structure, the development program provides the opportunity to learn on the job via an individual development plan, curated to ensure you have exposure to relevant and exciting tasks, are able to take ownership of real work and projects all the while making a valuable contribution to Evolution Mining.
Open for 2021 Intake: Newmont’s Graduate Development Program (GDP) is the flagship program for recent university graduates. Each year, Newmont selects the most promising graduates from around the globe to join their company and learn the business from the ground up through a structured two-year rotational program.
The GDP participants help them achieve their purpose to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. This purpose is guided by five core values: safety, integrity, sustainability, inclusion and responsibility.
Ramelius Resources have graduate roles for the disciplines Geologists, Mining and Engineers.
Open for 2021 Intake: Norton Gold Fields offers a graduate program that focuses on building technical skills through on-the-job learning and coaching by professional and technical experts.
The Graduate Program is a two-year development journey, where each graduate will be assigned a mentor and each member can expect to undergo formal and informal training to develop their technical, managerial and administrative skills.
The Graduate Program streams (disciplines) include: Environmental Science, Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Human Resources – Generalist, Mine Surveying, Mining Engineering, Occupational, and Health & Safety.
KCGM’s Graduate Program is fixed term, and typically goes for two years. Depending on performance and business requirements, these positions may become permanent.
SMS Mining Services, as Principal Sponsor of the WA School of Mines Alumni, collaborates with the school to find appropriate employment opportunities for new graduates, which includes Mining Engineering, Geology and Mechanical Engineering, and are open to applications from all Australian universities across varied disciplines.
A key aspect of the Program is access to mentoring, with graduates given the chance to make a difference in active projects and forge a genuine career path within the industry.
The National Exploration Undercover School (NExUS) is a summer program (commencing 22 November to 12 December) for the next generation of Australian exploration geologists and is administered through the University of Adelaide. Delivered by key figures in industry, government and academia, NExUS participants are exposed to leading exploration concepts and technology to face the challenges of effective exploration through post-mineralisation cover.
The course consists of workshops, interactive lectures and hands-on activities both in the field and in the classroom, with evening networking events with senior representatives from industry and professional organisations. Students at undergraduate or postgraduate level from any university across Australia and recent industry and government employees in the sector can apply to be part of the 3-week program. Applications are now open for the 2020 program and close on 31 July.